JACKSON, Miss. – Who can forget former MSNBC political commentator Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” segment during his 2003-2011 show, “Countdown with Keith Olbermann?”
But today, perhaps Olbermann earned that title himself. Why?
It all started with Clarion Ledger outdoors writer Brian Broom writing a piece about a Mississippi hunter bagging a rare white turkey. The story has been extremely popular with Clarion Ledger readers.
Olbermann, no fan of guns or hunting, retweeted the story today to his 1.08 million followers with the following comment:
“It be rare and beautiful so me should kill it. This pea-brained scumbag identifies himself as Hunter Waltman and we should do our best to make sure the rest of his life is a living hell. And the nitwit clown who wrote this fawning piece should be fired.”
Clarion Ledger Executive Editor Sam R. Hall responded, “What was I thinking? I guess I should have fired our outdoors writer for writing about a hunter killing an unusual turkey during turkey hunting season.”
Keith, really? Our outdoors writer should be fired and people should make Hunter Walman’s life a living hell?
Good grief, man, get a hold of yourself.
Hunting is very popular in the South. We get it. You are not into hunting. But calling for firings and lives in hell? That seems a little far.
Or, as one Twitter user succinctly put it, “It’s the American cultural divide in one glorious, near-defamatory tweet.”
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